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Best Thai Festivals - Land Of Exotic Culture

Thailand celebrates an innumerable number of festivals and events. The festivals are a colourful burst of tradition while many events such as white water rafting appeal to the adventure buff.

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Lopburi Monkey Banquet

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One of the most unusual and must-see festivals in Thailand is the Monkey Banquet festival. A feast including food and drinks are laid on tables for the monkeys; it is a messy affair but is something that is fascinating to watch.

Chak Phra Festival

Celebrated from October 24th to November 1st this festival celebrates the end of Phansa which is a 3-month long Buddhist retreat held in remembrance of Buddha’s ascension to preach to his mother. The Chak Phra Festival is in celebration of Buddha’s return to earth. In lieu of this, images of Buddha are paraded on land and along the river on glittering boats.

Songkran Festival

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The Songkran Festival is an annual event held from the 13th to 15th April and is mainly a massive water fight which takes place on the crowded streets of the country. As April is known to be the hottest month of the year, the Songkran festival is a much-appreciated event on the calendar and the festival also serves as the perfect way to beat the tropical heat. If you’re staying at Phuket luxury villas in Thailand, and are looking for other water-related activities to beat the heat, properties such as Kata Rocks offer a number of options!

Loy Krathong

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Loy Krathong is another festival which revolves around the celebration of water. This ancient festival, celebrated in November honours the water spirits for providing ample water during the growing season.. ‘Loy’ translates to ‘float’ while ‘Krathong’ refers to a local floating sculpture made from a banana tree trunk that is decorated with banana leaves and flowers.

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